English as a Second Language (ESL)

Sacramento City College English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Department offers language classes at six levels, from beginning to advanced (graduation competency). We serve multilingual students, non-native speakers, long-term residents and international students who need instruction in the English language. Students who speak a language other than English at home are strongly advised to complete the Sacramento City College ESL assessment process in order to place in the appropriate level of instruction. Students can gain certificates at the intermediate and advanced levels of proficiency.

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The success of our students is of the utmost importance to us at Sacramento City College. For that reason, we strongly advise students to develop basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. With a strong foundation in all language skills, your opportunities for success in college-level classes will be greatly increased.